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North Leith Coburg Street UF (later Harper Memorial) Church
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAXWELL, WILLIAM STEWART
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: 56th Sqdn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 27/03/1918
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Maxwell, of 14, South Inverleith Avenue, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ORMISTON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 1596
Additional information: Son of John and Sarah Jane Ormiston, of 4, George St., Leith, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (ROSEBANK) CEMETERY

SNWM
ORMISTON
Firstname Thomas
Service Number 1596
Date Death 22/05/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Leith
Other 7th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Home.


Gretna Memorial, Rosebank Cemetery, Leith

Memorial on right side of Celtic Cross

Middle panel on Memorial on right side of Celtic Cross


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PETERS
Initials: A R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 30/09/1918
Service No: 38208
Awards: D C M
Additional information: Son of David and Janet Sword Peters, of 20, Dryden St., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 10.
Cemetery: MASNIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, MARCOING

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PETERS
Firstname Alexander Reid
Service Number 38208.
Date Death 30/09/1918
Decoration D.C.M.
Place of birth Leith
Other 5th Bn. formerly 3590 R. Scots.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PETERS, DAVID JOHN
Initials: D J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 802
Additional information: Son of David and Janet Peters, of 20, Dryden St., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (ROSEBANK) CEMETERY

PETERS
Firstname David
Service Number 802
Date Death 22/05/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Leith
Other 7th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank L/Sgt
Theatre of death Home.

Gretna Memorial, Rosebank Cemetery, Leith


First panel (furthest to the left) on the Memorial on left side of the Celtic Cross


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAMSAY, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Service No: 351492
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 13 and 14.
Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL

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RAMSAY
Firstname Thomas
Service Number 351492
Date Death 24/03/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Leith
Other 9th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SINCLAIR, WILLIAM WINDWICK
Initials: W W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 08/05/1915
Service No: 1235
Additional information: Son of John and Catherine Sinclair, of 9, Henderson St., Leith.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 15.
Cemetery: LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY

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SINCLAIR
Firstname William
Service Number 1235
Date Death 08/05/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Leith
Other 5th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Gallipoli.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMALL, JOHN CHARLES
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: S/11214
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 119 to 124.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

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SMALL
Firstname John Charles
Service Number S/11214
Date Death 25/09/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Montrose Forfar
Other 5th Bn.
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Rank L/Cpl
Theatre of death F.& F.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMART, ROBERT PRINGLE
Initials: R P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 1624
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Smart, of 3, Goff Avenue, Craigintinny, Edinhurgh. Born at Leith, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (ROSEBANK) CEMETERY

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SMART
Firstname Robert
Service Number 1624
Date Death 22/05/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Leith
Other 7th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS (LOTHIAN REGIMENT)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Home.


Gretna Memorial, Rosebank Cemetery, Leith. Memorial to the right of the Celtic Cross.

Panel, to the right of the middle panel on the Memorial to the right of the Celtic Cross


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMITH
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Master
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine
Unit Text: "Ardandearg"
Date of Death: 14/03/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL


Can't find on SNWM.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/04/1918
Service No: S/11705
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 12.
Cemetery: WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

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WILSON
Firstname John
Service Number S/11705
Date Death 21/04/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Leith
Other 8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bronze ones will be the North Leith United Free Church, Coburg Street war memorial. The Scotsman of 8th November 1920 describes the church's memorial being unveiled on 6th November 1920 by Mrs Callender, Inverard, and being of 2 bronze mural tablets with 24 names. (Inverard may be the house in Inverleith rather than the place in the Trossachs)

Thanks to Shona for all the work in identifyng the names. I will rename this thread and create a new one for the still unknown memorial.

Thanks

Adam
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Leither



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Last two Memorials Reply with quote

His name is on the third panel from the left of the Gretna Memorial. I have photos of all war graves and family memorial naming casuaties of the 1WW & 2WW in this cemetery as well as the other cemeteries in Leith.

Leither.


[quote="gourdongirl"]
ANGUS, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Service No: 1225
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Sarah Angus, of 57, Dalmeny St., Leith, Edinburgh. Born at Leith, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: EDINBURGH (ROSEBANK) CEMETERY

I will look and see if I have a photo of his grave since I have "done" Rosebank.

Shona[/quote]
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now added the photos of the names of those commemorated on the Gretna Memorial.


The Gretna Memorial "Celtic Cross" taken on 3rd Jan 2010 in the snow.

In memory of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men, 7th Battalion, The Royal Scots, leith Territorial Battalion who met their death at Gretna on 22nd May 1915 in a terrible railway disaster on their way to fight for their country.

This Memorial and a bed in leith Hospital are dedicated by mourning comrades and friends.

"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me"

Side panels of Celtic Cross



Memorial to the left of the Celtic Cross




Memorial to the right of the Celtic Cross




Memorial taken in September 2010.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:54 am    Post subject: 2nd Lt. William Stewart Maxwell Reply with quote

gourdongirl wrote:
MAXWELL, WILLIAM STEWART
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: 56th Sqdn.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 27/03/1918
Additional information: Son of William and Agnes Maxwell, of 14, South Inverleith Avenue, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL


(Glasgow Herald 3rd March 1919)
"Killed in Aerial battle over Morlancourt on 27th March 1918, second Lieutenant William Stewart Maxwell. No. 56 Flying Squadron Royal Flying Corps, only son of William Maxwell (of R. & R. Clark Ltd) 14 South Inverleith Avenue, Edinburgh. Aged 18 Years and 10 Months."
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: North Leith Coburg Street UF (later Harper Memorial) Chu Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
North Leith Coburg Street United Free Church War Memorial (later Harper Memorial Church)
Location: Now in North Leith Parish Church, Madiera Street

Thanks to Andrew Grant for passing on these photographs

The North Leith UF Church Coburg Street was renamed the Harper Memorial Church in 1929. It later merged with Leith St Ninian's Church and the Coburg Street church building located opposite the old North Leith burial ground was later demolished.

Thanks

Adam


(Glasgow Herald 8th of November 1920)


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